Did you know Ketchup is in that? Picture a beautiful Summer night with friends and the smell of burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill. I know it's hard when it hardly looks like Spring even but work with me on this! You head to the fridge for some nice cold beers to wash it down with and of course the obvious condiments like Mustard, Relish and Ketchup.

Well, next time you have a BBQ you can wow your guests with some amazing Ketchup knowledge.

Ketchup is probably the most aggravating condiment. In fact, you can probably hold the bottle over your burger while reading this entire piece and by the time you're done, you'll finally get some. But it's more than that, it's in some staple recipes you may not have known before. Here's an interesting list:

Thousand Island dressing

BBQ Sauces

Japanese Steakhouse "Yum Yum" sauce

Cocktail Sauce

You can also clean copper with it, wash your stinky skunky dog, use as fake blood to scare your friends and of course the ever popular ketchup stomping packets. I admit i still do as an adult. ;)

Here's one of my favorite Ketchup based recipes for the grill you will LOVE this Summer, so print this sucker off because you'll be licking your fingers after this one!

Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs

2 1/2 pounds chicken legs
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay the chicken legs out and give them a good sprinkling of salt and pepper on both sides. Put them in a foil-lined baking dish with high sides (the foil is to make clean up easier you don't have to have it).Measure out the honey, soy sauce, and ketchup. Add the minced garlic and stir. If the mixture doesn’t combine well microwave it on high for thirty seconds and stir, that always helps me. Pour the honey mixture over the chicken legs.


Put the chicken legs in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Take the chicken out of the oven and rotate it so that the bottom that was in the sauce is now on the top out of the sauce. Put the legs back in the oven. Increase the heat to 425 degrees and bake until the sauce is bubbly and starts to caramelize on the chicken legs or 'til you're salivating. This should take about 15 minutes. On the grill, in my opinion is the best.

Your guests will love you, you will love me for the recipe and it's all thanks to that wonder sauce...Ketchup!